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Metaltech-Omega bringing production back from China

Scaffolding manufacturer Metaltech-Omega Inc.’s investment in automation will bring the production of frames to its Laval, Que. plant from China.


LAVAL, Que.: Scaffolding manufacturer Metaltech-Omega Inc.’s investment in automation will bring the production of frames to its Laval, Que. plant from China.

The company, in business since 1990 making steel, aluminium and fibreglass scaffolding as well as ornamental steel fencing, has used $300,000 in repayable funding from the Canada Economic Development program to purchase robot welding and an automated paint room.

New equipment and the productivity improvements it brings to the plant floor allows Metaltech-Omega to repatriate the production of scaffolding frames currently manufactured in China to its Laval plant. The company says this will help it break into the US big-box retail market, potentially creating 36 new jobs by 2014.

Metaltech-Omega currently employs 75 people.